Lesson 2 - Ethical and Legal Considerations

This lesson will cover the legal and ethical issues relevant to mandated reporting, as well as some practical information about what you should do when you suspect a child has been abused or neglected.

At the end of this lesson, you should:

  1. Understand regulations regarding confidentiality and informed consent.
  2. Be familiar with guidelines to aid you in deciding whether or not to make a report.
  3. Know what steps to take when you suspect a child is being abused/neglected.
  4. Understand what may happen after the report is made.

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